Review Nine Perfect Strangers

From the makers of ‘Big Little Lies’ and ‘The Undoing’ come a new psychological thriller that will keep you on your toes while watching.

Based on The New York Times best-selling book by author Liane Moriarty, “Nine Perfect Strangers” takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort’s director, Masha, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine “perfect” strangers have no idea what is about to hit them.

John-Henry Butterworth and David E. Kelley create an intertwined thriller with a lot of personal drama and even from the guru (Nicole Kidman) that is supposed to help the patients. Some episodes seem to stretch out and the drama is some repetitive with episodes running too long. Some characters are also clearly more important than others. But the actors are very good with Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon and Bobby Cannavale acting at a high level. The main attraction is the beautiful décor of the place and the addictive quality of the series, as a viewer you need to know how it will end.

Stanley Berenboom

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